Sephora in Singapore: Ion Orchard Store

July 22, 2009

The largest Sephora store in Asia and only second in size to the biggest one in the world located in France’s Champs-Élysées, Sephora at Ion Orchard has an undeniably vast interior. Unfortunately, the brands it carries are neither extensive in range nor as impressive as its size, falling sadly short of expectations.

Forget about NARS – a reliable source has informed me that the brand will not be making its way to Sephora at all, having learnt of this directly from a store manager. However, I was told by one of the beauty advisors that the NARS and Urban Decay shipment was delayed, with no definite time of arrival (!). Another BA mentioned that Sephora intends to gather feedback regarding these brands and others like Philosophy before bringing them in.

I wish someone would verify this once and for all, just so we wouldn’t be kept in suspense. That said, the Clarins, Clinique, SKII and even MAC that I saw there revealed that the people in charge prefer to keep things safe – some would say boring – where beauty retail is concerned.

A quick sweep of the store reveals brands that are available at the Ngee Ann City store, as well as a few newcomers. Among others, we thankfully get to say hello to:

Burt’s Bees – So, so adorable and wonderful-smelling! I love Burt’s Bees products and always think of sweetness and babies when I use them. :) The Super Shiny Lip Gloss (S$13) and Lip Shimmer (S$12) smell particularly good; the former contains citrus scents while the latter has the peppermint tingle and scent characteristic of Burt’s Bees lipbalms.

Crazylibellule and the Poppies – An extensive range of intriguing scents that come in both liquid and solid forms, the colourful packaging captures the eye immediately.

Make Up For Ever – Not so new but more accessible, now that there’s no need to traipse all the way to the brand’s stand-alone store location at Stamford House.

Principessa – Cutesy pink products for the urban princess.

Skeen+ – A trendy, anti-ageing skincare brand from France for men.

Smashbox – It’s good to see this brand return to our shores. I remember when it was available at Bugis Junction…where Urban Decay could be found in the past as well (Sephora SG management, are you getting the hint? ;)). The primers feel absolutely smooth and I was especially pleased to see the line-filler in a wand, Filter with Dermaxyl™ Complex.

Talika – Not only does this brand make growth gels for lashes and brows, I discovered that it also has a bust serum in its range!

Here are more photos of my Sephora@Ion foray:


And more space

(May it be filled with more unusual brands!)

A Sephora play area with Sephora brand products

The things required for makeup play

Sephora Bath & Body – always a visual treat!

Sephora Girls

Sephora hairbrushes

Sephora Prep & Fix – the brand’s primer line

Sephora Professional tools

Sephora Professional accessories

Some Sephora best-sellers, including Too Faced Insurance Policy (S$68)
that comes with a Too Faced Shadow Insurance and an eyeshadow palette

The MAC counter

The Bare Minerals display

Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer (S$33),
reminiscent of Too Faced Shadow Insurance

The Becca display

The MD Skincare and Peter Thomas Roth display

The Olivier & Co and Ole Henriksen display

The Pop Beauty display

The Too Faced display

The Too Faced Chocolate & Pearls display

The Too Faced Lockdown display

Here are the store’s contact details:


Ion Orchard

2 Orchard Turn Unit


Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6509 8255

Fax: +65 6509 9343

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246 Responses to Sephora in Singapore: Ion Orchard Store

  1. Janice
    January 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Hi makeupmag, thanks for all the info. :)

    Just want to ask what are the eye creams that you swear by? Thanks!

    • makeupmag
      January 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      Hi Janice,

      The only one that I really love is discontinued – Crème de La Mer The Eye Balm. :)

  2. Janice
    January 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Any others u recommend? :)

    • makeupmag
      January 3, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Janice,

      I like the sample of Shiseido Future Solution eye cream that I’m currently using, as well as the one from the Kose Infinity range.

  3. Ridya
    January 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I would like to know whether the store here in SG have the makeup traincase?

    • makeupmag
      January 8, 2011 at 11:58 am

      Hi Ridya,

      They do sell the traincases but only the metal/silver ones, not the sturdier ones like the Midnight Traincase.

  4. Wendy
    February 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Hi there, do u know if st tropez is available? Thanks

    • makeupmag
      February 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

      Hi Wendy,

      I have no idea. You could call the store to check.

  5. shinda
    February 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    im goin there on March 6th
    i would like to know is there still any Urban Naked Pallete in stock

    • makeupmag
      February 25, 2011 at 10:51 am

      Hi Shinda,

      I’m not sure. It’s currently out of stock, though.

  6. Scotty
    March 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Do they sell the Ouidad line of curly hair products? Or any hair styling products?

    • makeupmag
      March 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Scotty,

      I don’t remember seeing Ouidad (I was just at the hair section yesterday). They have many hair styling products, though and brands like John Masters and Phyto.

  7. Sue Beaton
    April 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    can you let me know more details on Mac blushes listed under more things you would like
    Thanks Sue

    • makeupmag
      April 21, 2011 at 12:18 am

      Hi Sue,

      I’m not sure what you mean but two of my favourite MAC blushes are Well Dressed and Coygirl. :)

  8. Hesti
    April 18, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Does Sephora sell bath and body works products?

    • makeupmag
      April 21, 2011 at 12:14 am

      Hi Hesti,

      No, unfortunately.

  9. heather
    April 23, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Does Sephora in SIngapore carry the Sephora by OPI Ballerina Collection? :D

    • makeupmag
      April 23, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Hi Heather,

      I don’t think so but you could call the store to check.

  10. Therese
    April 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Woohoo! Will be in Singapore in July and thanks to your awesome pics etc I’ll definitely be stopping off at Sephora. Love this store but there’s none in the UK anymore.

    • makeupmag
      April 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm

      Hi Therese,

      Have a wonderful time when you’re here!

  11. Therese
    April 29, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Thanks miss! I’m SO looking forward to it, have never been to Asia before, we’re stopping off on the way to move to Sydney from London. I’ve just found your blog and spent all day yesterday reading about all the lovely things I can check out on the way = )

    • makeupmag
      May 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Therese,

      You must check out Watsons and Sasa! :D

  12. May 5, 2011 at 8:36 am

    thank youuuuuuuuu!! i’ll be in singapore next week, i will definitely check out burt’s bees @ sephora :D

    • makeupmag
      May 5, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      You’re welcome, Fenny. Enjoy! :)

  13. tina
    May 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I’ve been to sephora last week and found out that they ‘r out of stock for urban decay naked pallette!!!! any idea when its comin in??????

    • makeupmag
      May 10, 2011 at 12:19 am

      Hi Tina,

      You could call the counter to check.

  14. herlina
    May 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm


    Last Friday my husband come to Singapore and stay at Marina Bay sands. And i give him text message to buy me AQUA LINER-iRISDESCENT ELECTRIC PURPLE (new product), my tax invoice No: 23189 date: 5/8/11 @ 8:35:33PM. My husband let the sales to look at my note at his blackberry phone, but you know that sales give my husbang AQUA EYES 11 purple (crayon)(old product). IT IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT!!! (. Unfortunately my husband didnt know the name of the sales)

    So, i dont know why the sales give the different item to my Husband. of course my husband didnt understand what the product is!. Just i feel the sales like fooling my husband. Now how can i change the product?? i really dont wan this item. im already have it the same colour from Mac. Im very disapointed for this matter!!

    Im already became a member at shepora Ion. My sister will come to singapore at 17Mei, so i will tell her to change the item. can i change the stuff at shepora ion?

  15. Lia
    May 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    i’m planning to go to singapore this august, are they selling “amazing cosmetics” there?

    • makeupmag
      May 11, 2011 at 1:13 am

      Hi Lia,

      The concealer from Amazing Cosmetics is available at Sephora.

  16. Therese
    May 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    *adds Watsons and Sasa to the list*

    At this rate we won’t get any sightseeing done haha!


  17. carevern
    May 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

    do sephora in IONS have bobbi brown brand ?

    • makeupmag
      May 29, 2011 at 1:30 am

      Hi Carevern,

      No, it doesn’t carry Bobbi Brown but there is a Bobbi Brown standalone store at B2 of Ion.

  18. June 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    thank you so much for this amazing post. I’ll surely visit Sephora! I’m so glad that aside from Watsons and Sasa, there’s Sephora in Singapore. I simply can’t wait to see it a few months from now.
    More power!
    Your newest follower,

    • makeupmag
      June 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      Hi Kaye, have fun!

  19. ju jue
    June 18, 2011 at 11:59 am


    I would like to purchase some cosmetics from your shop & check if the following list is in stock.Thanks :-)


    (1) 15-Year Anniversary 24/7 Pencil Set

    (2) Cream Shadow:
    Weeds: medium green w/ yellow shift & big silver glitter
    Whipped: golden peach w/ subtle gold micro sparkle
    Sphynx: icy pink w/ silver & iridescent glitter
    Grass: metallic junebug green
    Midnight Rodeo: pink champagne w/ lots of silver & iridescent glitter
    Delinquent: deep metallic purple
    Radium: metallic blue

    (3) Naked Palette

    (4) Eyeshadow Primer Potion ( Purple One)
    Original: nude – dries invisibly

    (5) Sephora Brush
    Professionnel Smudge Brush #14
    Professional Rounded Smudge Brush #12
    Professional Rounded Crease Brush #13

    • makeupmag
      June 20, 2011 at 1:05 am

      Hi Ju Jue,

      Please call the store to check re: product availability!

  20. Emma
    June 21, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Hi. How to we like apply job here? I’m holding a dip in makeup artistry. Hmm, was wondering how to apply a job here.

    • makeupmag
      June 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      Hi Emma,

      Do give the store a call to find out.

  21. Celine
    July 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Are there any Urban Decay products there? And do you know where in Singapore can I get hair curlers etc?

    • makeupmag
      July 6, 2011 at 12:24 am

      Hi Celine,

      Yes, Urban Decay products are available at Sephora. They also carry hair curlers, if I recall correctly.

  22. cyan
    July 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Are there any clarisonic brush in stock?

    • makeupmag
      July 9, 2011 at 1:26 am

      Hi Cyan,

      Yes, Sephora SG carries Clarisonic. I’m not sure if they’re currently out of stock, though.

  23. Bella
    July 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Im inquiring if Sephora has a paintbox set like an array of many colours in 1 large paintbox? Or anything close to that.

    • makeupmag
      July 9, 2011 at 1:26 am

      Hi Bella,

      Yes, Sephora has a few colour sets! :)

  24. Oohlalicious
    July 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Do they still have pola in sephora? The ENTIRE range?
    looking for the refreshner.. so difficult to find in spore!!!

    • makeupmag
      July 15, 2011 at 12:22 am

      Hi Oohlalicious,

      Pola is not available at Sephora.

  25. Eunice
    July 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Do you have NARS at Sephora? :)

  26. Eunice
    July 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Oops. I mean if NARS is available at Sephora?

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2011 at 11:47 am

      Hi Eunice,

      Unfortunately, it’s not available in Sephora Singapore. It might make its way here, though.

  27. Nina
    July 31, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Hi, thanks for this great description of the store. Is the price point about the same as in the US? And do you know if they carry Lorac lipsticks? Thanks!

    • makeupmag
      August 1, 2011 at 11:51 am

      Hi Nina,

      We don’t have Lorac here.

      Many products have higher price points here, unfortunately. Some aren’t significant, though…thankfully!

  28. catherine
    August 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Can anyone advise on the prices of these MUFE products in Singapore…

    – Aqua Liner liquid eyeliner
    – Lab Shine lipgloss
    – HD foundation

    • makeupmag
      August 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Catherine,

      Do call the store to check.

  29. Keng
    August 18, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Hi, If I am a member of hte Beauty Insider program in Vancouver ,can I use it in Singaproe?


    • makeupmag
      August 19, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      Hi Keng,

      I don’t think so. Our Sephora program is different from the one in Canada. Here, we accumulate an expenditure of S$240 within a certain time frame and receive a S$40 voucher.

  30. Qing Hui
    August 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Hey I would like to know if the Sephora outlet in Ion sells the Clarisonic Mia? Thanks, and I look forward to your reply! :)

    • makeupmag
      August 23, 2011 at 2:44 am

      H Qing Hui,

      The Clarisonic is available but I’m not sure if it’s the Mia. You could call the counter to check. :)

  31. Leer
    August 23, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Hi! Does sephora singapore carry soap and glory products?

    • makeupmag
      August 26, 2011 at 12:51 am

      Hi Leer,

      It does! :)

  32. eve
    August 23, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Can anyone advise me where to get ‘IDOL LASH’ serum product in singapore? Im dying to get one badly… Please help!!!!

    • makeupmag
      August 26, 2011 at 12:50 am

      Hi Eve,

      I don’t think it’s available here. You could call the store to check.

  33. Anna
    October 10, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Oh My GEEE!!! I need to go there!!! haha:)

    • makeupmag
      October 12, 2011 at 1:22 am

      Hi Anna,

      Have fun! ;)

  34. Hazel
    October 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Hello! Does anyone know if the ION store carries any nail polish brands?

    • makeupmag
      October 16, 2011 at 12:55 am

      Hi Hazel,

      Yes – Sephora carries its housebrand of polishes, as well as OPI. I think there’s also another brand but its name escapes me. The Urban Decay polishes can be found there as well.

  35. diana
    October 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm


    Does SEPHORA carries clinique perfumes for men & women?

    • makeupmag
      October 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Diana,

      I don’t recall seeing them but you could call the store to check.

  36. Sharon
    November 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Hi there…..
    Does anyone know if they stock the Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleanser??

    • makeupmag
      November 2, 2011 at 1:11 am

      Hi Sharon,

      The Clarisonic is available at Sephora SG but I’m not sure about the Mia.

  37. Sharon
    November 2, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Thnx for the SUPER speedy reply!!! I’m from South Africa and we don’t have these products but am visiting Singapore in Dec……….AND SOOOOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO VISITING THIS STORE!!!! whether my husband likes it or not…..this is on my “to do” List hee hee! X

    • makeupmag
      November 2, 2011 at 3:05 am

      Hi Sharon,

      You’re very welcome! I hope you have a marvellous time here. Don’t forget to visit Watsons too – it carries a plethora of great Asian beauty brands. :)

  38. Emily
    November 10, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Do you know if they carry the Benefit Beauty Kits? If they don’t have the kits do they have a decent selection of Benefit products? I’m an American living in Indonesia but my husband is heading to Singapore in a couple weeks – if I know what’s available I can have him pick it up.

    • makeupmag
      November 14, 2011 at 11:42 am

      Hi Emily,

      I’m not sure but I think they ought to be coming in. Good luck!

  39. sahhida
    November 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    hi. do anyone know which outlet sells philosophy cosmetic in spore

    • makeupmag
      November 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Sahhida,

      It’s not available here.

  40. Syafiqah
    November 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Hey, do you Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck perfume in stores?

    • makeupmag
      November 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      Hi Syafiqah,

      I’m not sure. Do call Sephora SG to check!

  41. Grace
    December 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Hi,I am wondering if Wonderstruck perfume by Taylor Swift is in stores now or if not,when can I get it?Thanks

    • makeupmag
      December 8, 2011 at 1:22 am

      Hi Grace,

      I’ve no idea. Do call the stores to check.

  42. nabillah
    December 14, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Could you check for us for the availability of the Wonderstruck Perfume by Taylor Swift? Since alot have been asking for it on the comments.

    • makeupmag
      December 14, 2011 at 1:45 am

      Hi Nabilah,

      I’ll ask them if I pop into a Sephora store but you could call the counter to check too.

  43. ally
    December 15, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    hi! I’m very interesting about the sephora maku up studio blockbuster pallet 2011? still got stock in this branch? or can order by online? I can ask my friend come to collect it, thx ya.

    Is it have any make up pallet same like above?

    • makeupmag
      December 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      Hi Ally,

      Please call the store to check.

  44. Jamain
    January 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Hi! Does anyone know where I can get Kat Von D’s tattoo concealer in SG?

    • makeupmag
      January 16, 2012 at 1:30 am

      Hi Jamain,

      I’m not sure if it’s available here.

  45. makeupmag
    January 20, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Here you go, for all of you who asked, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck in Singapore at last:


  46. alioz
    January 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Did the urban decay shipment ever arrive?

    • makeupmag
      January 28, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      Hi Alioz,

      Are you referring to Naked 2? If so, yes.

  47. darla
    February 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    hi, do they carry any philosophy products especially perfumes in sephora sg or anywhere basically in singapore?

    • makeupmag
      February 5, 2012 at 12:45 am

      Hi Darla,

      You’ll be glad to know that Philosophy will be available very soon at Sephora SG. ;) I’m not sure of the launch date just yet, though!

  48. Dalia
    February 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Omg! This is so exciting for me (traveling from Australia). So did they end up getting an urban decay section? If so, do you think they’ll have the original naked palette?! I hope so! Thanks so much for the blog x

  49. Fyqa
    February 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Hi, where can i get NyX products? Do they sell it in Sephora?

    • makeupmag
      February 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Fyqa,

      It used to be available at Guardian but I’m not sure it can still be found there. Sephora does not carry it.

  50. summer
    February 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    hey, do you know where (if possible) can we get nars foundation in singapore? im hesitant ordering it online because i’d like to try it and see which shade goes best with my skintone. thanks :)

    • makeupmag
      February 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Hi Summer,

      I’m not sure, sorry.

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